Crowd Gathers To Cheer Stars
Of NBC’s ‘Today’ At The Otesaga
COOPERSTOWN – About 100 fans gathered at 6 a.m. today and were ushered onto The Otesaga’s back lawn to participate in NBC’s “Today” Show, scheduled to begin at 7 on the veranda of the hotel, with Otsego Lake and the famous “Sleeping Lion” (Mount Wellington) as a backdrop.
In all, 200 fans could be accommodated.
“Today” show correspondents Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush Hager were scheduled to broadcast live from 7 to 10 a.m. Today’s episode was to feature segments focused on artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as several other Cooperstown attractions.
“Today” has previously made two trips to Cooperstown: In 1989 as part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary, and in 1991 when then-“Today” correspondent Joe Garagiola won the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.
“Today”, which reaches an average of more than five million viewers per day and millions more online at today.com, can be seen on NBC affiliates around the globe including WKTV in nearby Utica.